An Artists' Retreat By The Sea

Beardmans Art House By The Sea, Cape Breton, Canada
Beardmans Art House, Cape Breton, Canada | vacation home rentals
  • House
  • 3 BR
  • Sleeps 6
  • from C$ 280 nt
Feng Shui In Cape Breton

For those in the know, Cape Breton has long been a haven for renowned artists seeking inspiration and refuge among the unspoiled natural beauty.

When New York city based painter and art professor John Beardman discovered this small island, it became a canvas for his life and art.    

Designed by architect Kip Serota of Minoru Yamasaki & Associates, the home was crafted in the classic New England style while also observing the principles of Feng Shui – in bilateral symmetry, with one half facing the mountains and the other half facing the sea.  

Built mostly by Beardman himself with the help of local workers, he collaborated with Serota on his drawings to complete it in 1990, using it as his summer retreat and studio until 2016. Letting the weather and seasons influence his work, visitors can now admire several canvases that remain in the house. 

Renovated under new ownership, this vacation home rental in Nova Scotia is a unique and storied place, that showcases the beauty of Cape Breton.

Description

Perched atop its seafront bluff on the picturesque Celtic Shores Coastal Trail, this vacation home rental in Nova Scotia faces the Atlantic surrounded by forests and gardens of wildflowers. Set within five acres, the property is ensconced in privacy.

The first floor is a bright, open-plan layout with a fully equipped kitchen, dining area, and a cozy living room. Upstairs are three bedrooms, two of which share a large balcony with spectacular views of the ocean and beautiful sunsets. 

There are stairs down to your own private beach and adjacent trails and striking scenery to explore directly from the house.

ADDITIONAL FEATURES

Wifi throughout, cable TV, kitchen and bath amenities, private parking. 

AROUND

Located at the eastern end of Nova Scotia, Cape Breton Island lies between the Gulf of St. Lawrence and the Atlantic Ocean. The famous Cabot Trail roadway encircles the island, passing through rugged coastline and forests and along the edges of Cape Breton Highlands National Park, taking you through spectacularly beautiful scenery. A breeding ground for migratory whales, the area is also home to a diverse and abundant array of wildlife. 

The house is located along the beautiful Celtic Shores and Ceilidh Coastal Trails section that leads from the Canso Causeway to Inverness, with it’s world-renowned golf course, great pubs, cafés and local music.

The small seaside community of Port Hood is a twenty minute drive and features miles of sandy beaches and some of the warmest waters in eastern Canada. It’s host to the annual Chestico Days and Lobster Picnic festivals. 

With its mix of Celtic, Acadian and First Nations cultures, the island has a rich history and unique traditions with various music and cultural festivals throughout the year. 

LOCATION

Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. Nearest Airport: Halifax International Airport (253km)

BEST TIME TO VISIT: Late Spring through Fall with the best weather during the summer months and spectacular Fall colors visible from late September to later October.

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  • Beardmans Art House, Cape Breton, Canada | vacation home rentals
  • Beardmans Art House, Cape Breton, Canada | vacation home rentals
  • Beardmans Art House, Cape Breton, Canada | vacation home rentals
  • Beardmans Art House, Cape Breton, Canada | vacation home rentals
  • Beardmans Art House, Cape Breton, Canada | vacation home rentals
  • Beardmans Art House, Cape Breton, Canada | vacation home rentals
  • Beardmans Art House, Cape Breton, Canada | vacation home rentals
  • Beardmans Art House, Cape Breton, Canada | vacation home rentals
  • Beardmans Art House, Cape Breton, Canada | vacation home rentals
  • Beardmans Art House By The Sea, Cape Breton, Canada | vacation home rentals
  • Beardmans Art House, Cape Breton, Canada | vacation home rentals
  • Beardmans Art House, Cape Breton, Canada | vacation home rentals
  • Beardmans Art House, Cape Breton, Canada | vacation home rentals
  • Beardmans Art House, Cape Breton, Canada | vacation home rentals
  • Beardmans Art House, Cape Breton, Canada | vacation home rentals
  • Beardmans Art House, Cape Breton, Canada | vacation home rentals
  • Beardmans Art House By The Sea, Cape Breton, Canada | vacation home rentals
  • Beardmans Art House, Cape Breton, Canada | vacation home rentals
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Beardmans Art House By The Sea

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Info & Rates
Bedrooms3 Bedrooms
Bed Type1 Queen, 1 Double, 2 Twin
KitchenFully equipped
Bathrooms1 Bathroom
Accommodate6 Guests
InternetWifi throughout
Kid FriendlyYes
Pet friendly
RatesRates start at C$280 per night plus 15% HST. See rates table.
Minimum Stay5 Nights
ViewOcean View (directly on the ocean)
Notes

$400 Security deposit

$180 Cleaning fee

Check in: 4pm - 9pm

Check out: 11am

For reservations made prior to 60 days of guests’ arrival date, a deposit of one half (50%) the total amount is due immediately to hold your reservation. The rest is due 60 days before your arrival.

For reservations made within 60 days of the guests’ arrival date, a deposit of the total amount (100%) is due.

Cancellation policy:

For bookings cancelled prior to 60 days before check-in, you receive a refund of 50%.

For cancellations less than 60 days prior to check-in, you will not be refunded.

 

Rate Table

The house can be booked from May 15 - October only. All prices are in CAD$ plus 15% HST

Number Of Guests  Nightly Rate Weekly Rate
One to Four Guests C$280 C$1800
Five to Six Guests C$380 C$2500
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Reviews

3 Reviews

  • Catherine, October 6, 2018

    „Doing it very right“ A home „frae“ (from) „hame“ (home)

    What an enchanting world this is!!! Living art, both inside and outside
    welcomes you!! Wonderful warm and friendly hosts. So kind to find
    „gluten-free“ bread for our first breakfast! And offers of espresso
    coffee (next time, Marcus) This has been a truly magical time on the
    cusp of the „Celtic Colours“ so magnificent!! Thank you so much!! You
    have it all!

    Catherine

    Vancouver, Canada

  • A very nice vacation home, tastefully renovated, with attention to
    detail. So comfortable that you like spending time indoors too. But only
    in bad weather, if you have a private beach. Hares, squirrels, gophers,
    hummingbirds and eagles can be observed on the terrace and in the
    garden. In general, the garden! On the balcony you can enjoy the sound
    of the sea and an incredible starry sky without light pollution. The
    “bedroom view” is just like in the photos. And from the hosts you get
    anytime great excursion tips. His story and the beautiful artwork of
    John Beardman make the house something very special! We fell in love so
    much that in the end we bought a painting as a souvenir.

    Peter, Julia, Anton, Carla and Florian

    Germany

  • Simone, July 27, 2018

    Welcome to paradise!

    Dear Stefanie and Marcus,
    thank you so much for allowing us to stay in this beautifully renovated
    vacation home!
    Also thank you for all the wonderful tips. We did a whole lot of the
    things you suggested. We enjoyed the week to the fullest. The kids had
    so much fun at the beach and thanks to the barbecue grill we chilled out
    in the evenings with burgers and steaks. We wish you a lot of friendly
    guests to enjoy this beautiful house and your hospitality!

    Simone

    Germany

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